Immigration news and updates

Online points calculator and sponsorship IT systems unavailable from 23 November
It was published on 21 Nov 2013 15:59:05 GMT
The online points calculator and sponsorship IT systems will be unavailable from 18:00 on Saturday 23 November to 19:00 on Sunday 24 November, while we carry out essential maintenance work on these services

Approved English language tests for partners
It was published on 20 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT
We have made some amendments to the list of approved English language tests for applications made under tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.

New visa application customer satisfaction survey
It was published on 5 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT
If you are making a visa application in the UK you now have the opportunity to tell us about your experience through a new customer satisfaction survey.

Our application forms are changing
It was published on 25 Oct 2013 10:30:00 GMT
We are publishing new versions of the following application forms for use on or after 28 October 2013

English language tests for applications under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system
It was published on 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT
Today we have made some amendments to the list of approved English language tests for applications made under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.

Immigration Bill introduced
It was published on 10 Oct 2013 01:00:00 GMT
The government has announced the introduction of the Immigration Bill on Thursday 10 October 2013.

Points calculator and sponsorship systems maintenance
It was published on 5 Sep 2013 13:31:56 GMT
Online points calculator and sponsorship IT systems unavailable from Saturday 7 September 2013.

Educators helpdesk goes live
It was published on 2 Sep 2013 09:00:00 GMT
A new helpdesk service for educational establishments launches today, Monday 2 September 2013.

New points-based system dependant guidance and forms
It was published on 7 Aug 2013 08:00:00 GMT
Today we have published new points-based system (PBS) versions

Sponsor management system and points calculator will be unavailable from 31 July
It was published on 31 Jul 2013 13:54:00 GMT
Upgrading of IT for the points based system
New visa application customer satisfaction survey
It was published on 5 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT
If you are making a visa application in the UK you now have the opportunity to tell us about your experience through a new customer satisfaction survey.

Our application forms are changing
It was published on 25 Oct 2013 10:30:00 GMT
We are publishing new versions of the following application forms for use on or after 28 October 2013

Immigration Bill introduced
It was published on 10 Oct 2013 01:00:00 GMT
The government has announced the introduction of the Immigration Bill on Thursday 10 October 2013.

Removal of appeals for family visitors
It was published on 25 Jun 2013 01:00:00 GMT
The full right of appeal for applicants seeking entry to the UK as a family visitor has been removed.

Changes to the Immigration Rules - July 2013
It was published on 10 Jun 2013 01:00:00 GMT
A number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules will come into force on 1 July 2013.

Change to family visitor appeals
It was published on 26 Apr 2013 13:30:00 GMT
New appeal arrangements will affect those applying to enter the UK as a family visitor.

Immigration fees change on 6 April 2013
It was published on 5 Apr 2013 10:32:00 GMT
The previously announced fee increase for visa applications made from overseas, and applications made in the UK, will take effect from tomorrow, Saturday 6 April 2013.

6 April changes to the Immigration Rules
It was published on 5 Apr 2013 10:32:00 GMT
As previously announced, a number of changes to the Immigration Rules are coming into effect on 6 April.

New application forms - 6 April 2013
It was published on 5 Apr 2013 10:32:00 GMT
Today we have published new versions of application forms for use on or after 6 April 2013.

Immigration fees change on 6 April 2013
It was published on 27 Mar 2013 11:00:00 GMT
Increase in fees for visa applications made from overseas and applications made from within the UK from Saturday 6 April 2013.
Approved English language tests for partners
It was published on 20 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT
We have made some amendments to the list of approved English language tests for applications made under tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.

Immigration Rule changes - Armed Forces
It was published on 8 Nov 2013 02:00:00 GMT
Changes to the Immigration Rules will affect members of HM Forces and their families

New premium services announced
It was published on 6 Nov 2013 02:00:00 GMT
Improvements to the visa system designed to attract the brightest and best to work, do business and invest in the UK.

New visa application customer satisfaction survey
It was published on 5 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT
If you are making a visa application in the UK you now have the opportunity to tell us about your experience through a new customer satisfaction survey.

Our application forms are changing
It was published on 25 Oct 2013 10:30:00 GMT
We are publishing new versions of the following application forms for use on or after 28 October 2013

English language tests for applications under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system
It was published on 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT
Today we have made some amendments to the list of approved English language tests for applications made under Tiers 1, 2 and 4 of the points-based system and for spouse or partner applications.

Immigration Bill introduced
It was published on 10 Oct 2013 01:00:00 GMT
The government has announced the introduction of the Immigration Bill on Thursday 10 October 2013.

Immigration Rule changes
It was published on 30 Sep 2013 02:00:00 GMT
Rule changes which come into effect on 1 October 2013 will mean greater flexibility for businesses and workers

Changes to the Immigration Rules – October 2013
It was published on 6 Sep 2013 09:36:51 GMT
On Friday 6 September 2013 a written ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.

Points calculator and sponsorship systems maintenance
It was published on 5 Sep 2013 13:31:56 GMT
Online points calculator and sponsorship IT systems unavailable from Saturday 7 September 2013.
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